With less than two weeks until the Sept. 2 season opener at Bohemia Manor, Stephen Decatur High School learned that they will play this year without long time head coach Bob Knox.
On Monday principal Thomas Zimmer announced the following in a statement released to the media:
“Coach Bob Knox has decided to take a leave of absence as head coach for the 2016 football season for family health reasons. All of us at Stephen Decatur are fully supportive of Coach Knox’s decision, and we ask that everyone respect the privacy of both Coach Knox and his family during this time.”
It was also announced that defensive coordinator Stan Griffin will assume head coaching duties on an interim basis.